Calendar of Events for Sept. 2
THE SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLICH LIBRARY
The Shepherdstown Library will be closed to observe Labor Day on Sept. 5.
The FOSL Board will meet Monday, Sept. 12 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 17 is the last day children may submit a completed reading log and receive a packet of prize coupons from generous Shepherdstown businesses.
Shepherd University professor Mark Snell will present a lecture on the causes of the Civil War on Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Byrd Legislative Center.
We continue planning for our new library and everyone is welcome to attend the meeting of the Shepherdstown Library Project’s Steering Committee on Wednesday, Sept. 28 in the Art Room at Shepherdstown Elementary School at 4 p.m.
The FOSL Book Group will meet Friday, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. to discuss “Marianne” by George Sand.
We continue planning for our new library and everyone is welcome to attend the meetings of the Shepherdstown Library Project’s Steering Committee, which is held the fourth Wednesday of each month in the Art Room at Shepherdstown Elementary at 4 p.m. Call Library Director Hali Taylor at 304-876-2783 if you would like to volunteer.
THE SHEPHERDSTOWN MUSEUM
The Shepherdstown Museum, near the corner of German and Princess Streets is open on weekends from April through October: Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Special times can be arranged. Please call the Historic Shepherdstown office, which is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at 304-876-0910. The Museum tells the history of Shepherdstown and of the Entler Hotel, in which it is located. On display are 18th and 19th century crafts, other early artifacts and a half-scale replica, made by local craftsmen, of James Rumsey’s early steamboat.
First Friday Coffeehouse will kickoff it’s sixth season with The Big Open Mic at Trinity Church Orchard House on Route 45, four miles from the four-way stop in Shepherdstown Doors open for social time and sign-up at 7:30 p.m. Snacks and refreshments served. Trinity Church Orchard House is located at 4599 Shepherdstown Rd. (Rt. 45/north side), midway between Martinsburg and Shepherdstown. A $5 to $10 donation is requested. For more information, contact Steve Warner at 304-676-4422 or 304-876-2915. Also check www.myspace.com/firstfridaycoffeehouse.
Shepherdstown Film Society will show “My Life as a Dog” at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Hall. The film will be preceded by a opening night reception at the War Memorial Building from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The film and reception are free and open to the public. For more information, go to www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org. See you at the movies!
Join us for our Rubber Ducky Race down the Town Run, starting behind the Post Office and finishing at Blue Moon at 4:30 p.m. at the Town Run, Shepherdstown. Proceeds support Good Shepherd’s Fix-It Team. Projects include home safety, minor repairs and handicap ramps for senior or disabled citizens of Jefferson County. Cash prizes for the top three finishers. To enter the race – One Ducky: $10, Family: 5 for $40, Flock: 10 for $75. To purchase tickets, please call 304-876-3325.
“Hot Monkey BIG Chili Cook-Off” at the Shepherdstown Train Station from 1 to 4 p.m. Anyone wanting to enter can send $25 to Patti Simmons, 348 Pathfinder Lane, Hedgesville, WV 25427, or come and pay $8 at the door and receive samplings of all chilis. Beverages are free. There will be an art table for the children to enjoy. Additionally, there is plenty of baked goods for all to enjoy. T-Shirts will be available for $15.
The Shepherdstown Men’s Club will hold its annual Labor Day Picnic at Morgan’s Grove Park from 2 until 6 p.m. The greater Shepherdstown community and Eastern Panhandle are cordially welcomed. The festivities will include hot dogs and hamburgers from the grill as well as corn-on-the cob and watermelon. Families participating are requested to bring a side dish or dessert to share with others. At 3:30 Jefferson County Commissioner Walt Pellish will provide a few remarks appropriate for this special Labor Day occasion and at 4 p.m. the Rohrersville Band will put on their traditional concert. Families are welcome to bring their own coolers and lawn chairs and share a very relaxing afternoon.
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at Shepherd University, 301 King St., from 10 a.m. To 4 p.m. To be eligible to donate, you must be 17 years of age, meet weight and height requirements and be in reasonably good health. A person can give every 56 days. All blood types are needed, but especially O negative and O positive. Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate. Sign up at www.redcrossblood.org.
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A Tai Chi class will be offered at Shepherdstown Elementary School from 6:30 to 8 p.m. from Thursday, Sept. 8 through Nov. 9. To register for either class to improve your fitness and balance, call Adult Education 304-728-9224. For questions on content call Eldon Winston 304-264-4783.
Free Event: Crystal Bowl Sound Meditation, 6 to 6:40 p.m. Harmony Healing Arts Center’s Ann Craig will perform a “sound meditation” using seven quartz crystal bowls that fill the Harmony studio with an energetic yet peaceful vibration that soothes and aligns mind, body and soul. Participants can sit in chairs or lie on mats. Donations gratefully accepted. Concert at Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 E. New St., Shepherdstown, WV 25443. More information at www.ssyoga.org or call 304-582-0179.
Free Event: Nourishing Our Children, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dr. Alissa Harris (Harpers Ferry Chiropractic) and Barbara Feldman (Blue Heron Healing and Martial Arts) will host the showing of “Nourishing Our Children: Timeless Principles for Supporting Learning, Behavior and Health Through Optimal Nutrition.” This is part two of a Weston Price Foundation film, and it covers basic nutritional principles and provides a guide to nourishing rather than just feeding our children. Join us for the final segment of this exciting and important film to learn about 21st Century nutrition. A brief discussion will follow airing of the film. Harmony Healing Arts Center, 211 East New St., Shepherdstown, WV 25443. More information at www.ssyoga.org or call 304-582-0179.
MARTINSBURG – The 5th annual Pickin’ in the Panhandle West Virginia State BBQ & Bluegrass Festival will be taking place at the Lazy A Campgrounds in Back Creek Valley. Come join in celebrating the Eastern Panhandle’s talented bluegrass performers and barbeque champions. For more information about the festival, visit www.panhandlepickin.com and follow the event and get the latest bluegrass and BBQ information at www.facebook.com/panhandlepickin.
CHARLES TOWN – The Eastern Panhandle Regional Planning & Development Council – Region 9 Full Council Meeting will be held from noon to 2 p.m. in the Jefferson County Commission Meeting Room at the Old Charles Town Library, 200 E. Washington St., Charles Town.
The will meet in the Fellowship Hall at Trinity Episcopal Church on the corner of German and Church Street in Shepherdstown at This service of prayer, song and Holy Eucharist offers hope and healing for body, mind and spirit. All are welcome. For more information call the church office at 304-876-6990 or Susan MacDonald at 304-876-3681.
“Democracy at Risk” will be presented by former Congressman Bob Edgar at 7 p.m. in the Byrd Center auditorium. Edgar will address the challenges posed to the political process by the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision on the case of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Edgars’ talk, the 7th annual Tom E. Moses Memorial Lecture on the U.S. Constitution, will be presented in the Byrd Center’s auditorium as part of the observance of Constitution Day at Shepherd University. A discussion and reception will follow. The program is free and open to the public.
The 7th Annual Shepherdstown Battlefield Benefit Concert and Auction featuring the popular blues band Hard Swimmin’ Fish at the Shepherdstown Train Station. Bring your friends for a night of dancing. There will be free food! Adult beverages available. $10 Door Donation. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
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Jefferson County Parks and Recreation will offer Zumbatomic (Zumba for Kids). This program is uniquely designed just for children with kid-friendly music and movements. For information call 304-728-3207.
To commemorate the 149th Anniversary of the 1862 Battle of Shepherdstown, the Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association Inc. (SBPA) is sponsoring a tour of the battlefield, including a wading of the Potomac River at Boteler’s (Blackford’s) Ford and a BBQ. Historians Tom Clemens and Tom McGrath will be the tour guides. Two tours are scheduled; the first tour will begin at 2:30 p.m. followed by the second tour at 3:30 p.m. After each tour, the participants will walk to 132 Trough Bend Lane to enjoy a barbecue, beer, wine and soft drinks. We ask for a donation of $30 per person. To make a reservation, visit battleofshepherdstown.org/Hats.html.
CHARLES TOWN – Briggs Animal Adoption Center and Spay Today present “Whiskers and Wags Woof It Up” dinner and silent auction. The event will take place at the Skyline Ballroom at Hollywood Casino at 6 p.m. For tickets, call 304-724-6558 or visit www.baacs.org.
A Do-It-Yourself session will be held at Shepherdstown Middle School from 6:30 to 9 p.m. This is for homeowners looking for ways to increase home comfort level and reduce utility costs. To register, call Adult Education at 304-728-9224. For questions on content call Eldon Winston at 304-264-4783.